SBIFF Riviera Project Capital Campaign

The Riviera Project is SBIFF’s capital campaign with the mission to create a cultural hub of all things film in Santa Barbara, for Santa Barbara.

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Maltin Modern Master Award

Honoring Denzel Washington for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Paramount’s upcoming Fences which he directs, produces and stars in. Moderated by Leonard Maltin on February 2, 2017 at the Arlington Theatre.

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Outstanding Performers Award

Honoring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling for their remarkable performances in Damien Chazelle’s dazzling La La Land, from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. Moderated by Roger Durling on February 3, 2017 at the Arlington Theatre.

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Virtuosos Award

Honoring: Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Dev Patel (Lion), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Ruth Negga (Loving), Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences); moderated by Dave Karger on February 4, 2017 at the Arlington Theatre.

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Closing Night Film

THEIR FINEST – Directed by Lone Scherfig / Written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel by Lissa Evans / Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, and Richard E. Grant

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On The Map

Screening:
Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00pm
Monday, December 12 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 13 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:30pm
at the Riviera Theatre

Daughters of the Dust

Screening:
Sunday, December 18 @ 2:00pm
Monday, December 19 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 20 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 21 @ 7:30pm
at the Riviera Theatre

Neruda

Screening:
Friday, December 23 @ 11:00am
Saturday, December 24 @ 11:00am
Sunday, December 25 @ 2:00pm
Monday, December 26 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 27 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 28 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, December 29 @ 11:00am
Friday, December 30 @ 11:00am
Saturday, December 31 @ 11:00am
Sunday, January 1 @ 2:00pm
Monday, January 2 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 3 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 4 @ 7:30pm
at the Riviera Theatre

Announcements

2017 Maltin Modern Master Award

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Washington will be honored for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Paramount’s upcoming Fences which he directs, produces and stars in. Leonard Maltin, for who the award was recently renamed after, will return for his 26th year to moderate the evening. The award will be presented on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre.

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2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award on Friday, February 3, 2017 for their remarkable performances in Damien Chazelle’s dazzling La La Land, from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. This marks the first time Stone has been honored by the festival and will be a return for Gosling who was the inaugural recipient of the Cinema Vanguard Award in 2008.

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2017 Closing Night Film – Their Finest

The 32nd SBIFF will close with Lone Scherfig’s romantic comedy THEIR FINEST at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 11 in advance of the film’s March 24 stateside release from EuropaCorp. The film is written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel by Lissa Evans and stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, and Richard E. Grant.

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2017 Virtuosos Award

Today we announced the 8 honorees of the 2017 Virtuosos Award, created to recognize a select group of talent who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film this past year. We are excited to be celebrating Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Dev Patel (Lion), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Ruth Negga (Loving), Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), and Stephen Henderson (Fences). The Award presentation, which will be moderated for the seventh year by Dave Karger, will take place February 4, 2017 at the Arlington Theatre at the 32nd SBIFF.

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Kirk Douglas Award honoring Warren Beatty

Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty will be honored with the eleventh annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Known for his iconic roles in BONNIE AND CLYDE, REDS, and DICK TRACY, Beatty will next be seen as Howard Hughes in 20th Century Fox’s RULES DON’T APPLY, which he also wrote and directed. The award will be presented at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on December 1, 2016 with all funds raised supporting SBIFF’s free year round educational programs.

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SBIFF’s new home at the historic Riviera Theatre

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has found a new home: the historic Riviera Theatre. The Riviera Theatre will allow SBIFF to expand their current slate of education programs, preserve an important historic landmark, and create a cultural hub for all things film.

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